Parenting Health News

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8/27/2006
Vaccine Breakthroughs

New inoculations protect against diseases ranging from whooping cough to cervical cancer

8/25/2006
Bad Habits May Run in the Family

Kids of smokers, drinkers especially prone to these behaviors, study finds

8/24/2006
Fatherhood May Alter the Brain

Monkey study showed neurological changes linked to learning

8/24/2006
8/22/2006
Inherited Metabolic Disorder More Common Than Thought

But it's not clear whether newborns need routine screening for SCADD

8/22/2006
High-Cal, Low-Fiber Diets Driving Kids to Obesity

One expert blames this regimen for epidemic of overweight

8/22/2006
Good Parenting Can Cut Kids' Sunburn Risk

When attentive moms and dads teach safer behaviors, kids have better time outdoors

8/22/2006
Health Tip: After Tonsillectomy

Help your child recover

8/21/2006
Health Tip: Piercing Your Child's Ears

Take these precautions to avoid complications

8/20/2006
Back-to-School Means Adjusting Kids' 'Sleep Clocks'

Tips on keeping youngsters well-rested as fall term begins

8/18/2006
Many U.S. Kids Not Getting Timely Vaccinations

Delay leaves children open to many preventable diseases, experts say

8/16/2006
Watching Cartoons Eases Children's Pain

Kids' TV helps distract youngsters from minor medical procedures, study shows

8/11/2006
'Loner' Kids May Face Adult Heart Woes

Early social isolation can take long-term toll on health, study finds

8/10/2006
Pregnant Teens Have Unrealistic Views of Motherhood

Many think it will bring them closer to their boyfriends, survey finds

8/10/2006
Getting Grownups and Kids on the Same Page

When teens believe parents' reactions fit the circumstances, things go better, study finds

8/10/2006
Many Teens Don't Use Condoms Correctly

U.K. study suggests more education is needed to protect kids

8/9/2006
U.S. Babies Getting Fatter: Study

They're 59 percent more likely to be overweight now than in 1980, study finds

8/9/2006
Unsafe Gun Storage Endangering Teens

Parents focus on the risk to youngsters, not older children, study finds

8/9/2006
Study Suggests New Link Between Air Pollution and Infant Deaths

While risk is fairly small, researchers say finding is troubling

8/9/2006
Health Tip: If Your Son Has Been Circumcised

Here's how to prevent infection

8/9/2006
Violent Video Games Numb Players to Real-Life Brutality

Their reactions to horrific scenes were subdued after gaming, study found

8/8/2006
Successful Anti-HIV Program Targets Hispanic Teens

Pilot project focused on abstinence, condom use

8/7/2006
Antidepressants Do Raise Kids' Suicide Risk: Study

Finding supports recent FDA moves to highlight the drugs' dangers

8/7/2006
Postpartum Depression Hits Dads, Too

Study finds 10 percent of new fathers struggle with the condition

8/7/2006
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Croup?

Bark-like cough is a primary sign

8/7/2006
Shopping Carts Top List of Kids' Health Hazards

20,000 injured last year, child restraints urged

8/7/2006
Watching Pro Wrestling on TV May Spur Violence Among Teens

Even girls are susceptible to the effect, study says

8/2/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Flat Feet

It's usually not something to worry about

8/1/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Bedwetting

How to help your child have a dry night

7/28/2006
Health Tip: Controlling Your Child's Narcolepsy

Consistent sleep schedule may help

7/28/2006
Vision Test Can Help Spot 'Lazy Eye'

The condition can go undetected in children for years, experts warn

7/27/2006
Openness Helps Child When a Parent is Dying

The process is never easy, but access, honesty are key, experts say

7/27/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters

Be patient, and help her relax

7/24/2006
Health Tip: Signs of Colic

Crying could also mean that your baby is sick

7/19/2006
Breast-Feeding Eases Baby's Pain During Tests

It may prove useful during newborn needle-stick blood screens

7/19/2006
Steamy Air Won't Ease Croup

Study finds similar outcomes with humid vs. dry air

7/17/2006
Adolescent Obesity Linked to Premature Death

But diet pill, not yet approved for children, works for teens, researchers report

7/14/2006
Young Americans' Well-Being a Mixed Bag

Infant mortality at record lows, but overweight a worrisome problem, report finds

7/13/2006
Study Supports Screening Babies for Heart-Rhythm Defect

Dangerous 'long QT syndrome' is often mistaken for SIDS, experts say

7/11/2006
Slime-Like Substance Blamed for Chronic Ear Infections

Bacterial biofilm resistant to antibiotics, study finds

7/11/2006
More States Screening Newborns for Diseases

But March of Dimes says 1 million still missing out on potentially lifesaving tests

7/10/2006
Health Tip: Teething Suggestions

Ways to comfort your baby

7/6/2006
Far More Children Afflicted With Flu

But doctors often fail to diagnose the disease in young patients, study finds

7/5/2006
Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Bed-Wetting

Children breast-fed longer than three months less likely to wet, study suggests

7/5/2006
DDT Linked to Developmental Delays in Babies

Breast-feeding seems to offset some of the pesticide's negative effects, study finds

7/3/2006
Antihistamine Doesn't Help Babies Sleep

Benadryl actually made some children hyperactive, researchers find in stopping trial early

7/3/2006
When Fireworks Injure, It's Kids Who Pay the Price

Approximately 85,800 children were hurt between 1990 and 2003, study finds

6/29/2006
Alcohol a Bigger Threat to U.S. Youth Than Drugs

Yet public attention and funding focuses on preventing drug abuse, experts say

6/29/2006
Mercury in Dental Fillings Safe for School-Age Children

But data is lacking on their effect, if any, on preschoolers' cognition, researchers say

6/23/2006
Health Tip: Food Sensitivities in Infants

Introduce new foods one at a time